OS X Trivia

While installing Syncato via Syncatomatic on my Powerbook, I was idly watching make messages scroll by when I something caught my eye. I’ve always enjoyed watching makefiles talk to themselves, e.g. ‘Checking for xyz… found’. Today I saw ‘checking the maximum length of command line arguments…’

The maximum length of a command line argument under tcsh on OS X 10.2.6 is 16384 characters. Now you know.

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